Home Blogs

All Blog Entries

Sanctuary Blog


Sartaj Singh, Forest Minister, Madhya Pradesh says there are no "surplus" tigers in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, so he cannot accede to the request from Rajasthan to send a tiger to Sariska Tiger Reserve. Strange. Just a short while ago the same Minister said that Bandhavgarh had surplus tigers, which were successfully


Green Dandi project launched

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

The Green Action for National Dandi Heritage Initiative (Gandhi) memorial project was launched in Dandi, some 50 km off Surat, in coastal areas of Navsari district on Wednesday by Union minister of forest and environment Jairam Ramesh at Dandi.
   The project worth Rs 25 crore has been taken up by Societies of Integrated


Kashmir a less happy valley?

Posted by: Bittu Sahgal on

I wrote the text reproduced below on the Dal Lake and Dachigam to the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in October 1997.

Since then the situation for the wildlife of J&K has worsened. Militancy has hardly helped, but even without this social trauma, the truth is that the love, respect and


Ahmedabad: The forest department has decided that the wireless communication network cannot be limited to the Gir sanctuary. The project is at planning stage and the department is now proposing to have complete coverage across Gir forest and wildlife sanctuary area.
   The tender which has been floated on the basis of the


BELLING THE BIG CAT

Posted by: Hitesh Kamaliya on

Soon-to-be-fitted GPS collars will not just help record lions' position in Gir but also their body temperature and heartbeat 

   Soon, forest department will be able to record body temperature and heartbeat of big cats in and around Sasan Gir. The forest department, which has recently issued tenders for use of GPS in Sasan and

Predicament of Pachyderms

Posted by: Partha Pratim Patra on

 

Undivided Koraput district of Odisha is known throughout the state for its rich forest resources and biodiversity. Most of the major fauna of peninsular India are encountered here with the only exception of the Asian elephants. The movement of elephants was confined only to Chandrapur forest range of present day Raygada


 Actually this is a mail that i sent to a friend(Mr Ray Barlow) a couple of months back(when the whole tourism debate was at its peak) on Unregulated Wildlife Tourism,he put the mail on his blog and there I received some very encouraging comments.So i decided to reproduce that mail here on sanctuary (so please ignore the casual


Why is Baghpat District,U.P. in News??----The once mighty Yamuna river has become a seasonal river here and it has completely dried up over a stretch of 100 kms (from Delhi to Saharanpur District, U.P.) for the past 7 months!!!Administrators of Baghpat District---a district that lies in this 100 km stretch along the banks of

Hydel project to choke Dooars!

Hydel project shadow on Dooars; Sankosh-Teesta Canal May Wreak Havoc On Forests



The Union government is reportedly planning a mega hydroelectric project on the Sankosh river in Bhutan that experts feel may lead to massive loss of greenery and wreak havoc on the biodiversity of the Dooars. 
The

Finding God in Kaziranga

Posted by: Lakshmy Raman on

I recently read an article about a woman yearning for spiritual satisfaction and failing to find it despite trying everything from Buddhism to yoga and Reiki to shamans.  She finally found it, she says, in a little cottage on the banks of a river -- in the midst of nature.  The piece got me thinking about where I find my peace